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The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

James E. Moliterno


Central to the identity of the American legal profession are its systems of self-regulation. Throughout history, the legal profession has tried to hold tight to its traditional values and structure during times of self-identified crisis. This book analyzes the efforts of the legal profession to protect and maintain the status quo even as the world around it changed. The book argues that with striking consistency, the profession has resisted the societal change happening around it, and sought to ban or discourage new models of legal representation created by such change. In response to every cr ... More

Keywords: American legal profession, self-regulation, legal community, status quo, globalization, economic crisis, civility crisis, litigation, immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199917631
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James E. Moliterno, author
Washington and Lee University School of Law